Flight Before Christmas

She allowed herself a shrug. “Fine,” she said. “But it's going to be a long night. ... it looked as though they'd be well-provisioned for their flight.

Author: Christine Pope

Publisher: Dark Valentine Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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They’ll have to fly faster than reindeer to rescue Santa…and save Christmas. Other than the pleasure of etching delicate tendrils of ice on windows, there’s not much Kai Ulfsen enjoys about life under Jack Frost’s rule. But when he’s roped into serving on a strike team to kidnap Santa and destroy Christmas, Kai’s had enough. Frost must be stopped. Human witches, the only other beings on Earth with magical powers, are his only hope. He never expected his search would lead him a woman with sky-blue eyes and hair like a river of gold. Stella Monroe is five minutes away from closing up her tea shop for the holiday when a vision of Nordic male perfection fills the doorway. And, even more surreal, this beautiful man with silver hair, aquamarine eyes, and…pointed ears?...needs her help. Granted, she flies the fastest broom at the Witch Olympics, but is her magic equal to a task like this? But maybe with a little luck — and a bag of pixie dust — Kai and Stella can beat the clock, beat Frost at his own game, and save the happiest holiday of the year.

The Flight Before Christmas

This wonderful children's book presents the classic tale of "The Night Before Christmas" from a unique aviation perspective.

Author: Mark A. Werkema


ISBN: 1589613066



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This wonderful children's book presents the classic tale of "The Night Before Christmas" from a unique aviation perspective. It is Christmas Eve and Santa has a big problem -- his sleigh is broken beyond repair. The North Pole is in turmoil -- will Christmas have to be cancelled this year? At the last moment, Santa and his elves discover an old, broken-down, Douglas DC-4 airliner in the back hangar of a local airport. The once-proud propeller airplane is miraculously brought back to life and flown on Santa's famed, world-wide route system to deliver the magic and joy of Christmas.

How the Movies Saved Christmas

rEFErEnCES: Crump, william D. The Christmas Encyclopedia. Third Edition. Jefferson, nC: mcFarland, 2013. The Flight Before Christmas. internet movie ...

Author: William D. Crump

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476627700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

View: 862


 Santa Claus is in trouble! Who will save Christmas? This A-to-Z guide to holiday films, television movies and series specials provides cast, credits, production information and commentary for 228 cinema Christmases that were almost ruined by villains, monsters, spirits, secularism, greed, misanthropy or elf error—but were saved by helpful animals, magic snowmen, selfless children or compassionate understanding. Reviews and references are included.

Having a Wonderful Christmas Time Film Guide

Films/ABC US/Italy 25min ** The Night Before Christmas (1905) Dir: Edwin S. Porter Silent short Christmas film, which closely follows Clement Clarke Moore's ...

Author: Terry Rowan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312140455



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The Flight Before Christmas

The Flight Before Christmas takes place in an airport terminal in Florida.

Author: Cleveland McLeish

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1724532359


Page: 54

View: 367


The Flight Before Christmas takes place in an airport terminal in Florida. It's the day before Christmas, and an extreme weather event has hit. The event has forced a closure of the airport and has trapped a diverse group of people in the terminal. As the evening progresses, everyone has their own cross to bear, and by the end of the play, each person is brought to the realization of the real meaning of Christmas. Characters include an elderly couple facing a health crisis, a homeless man who is sheltering there for the night, a hard-nosed security officer, a runaway child, a wealthy woman, a family with financial issues, and a single mother.

Analyzing Christmas in Film

The same storyline is used in The Flight before Christmas (2015): Stephanie (Mayim Bialik) and Michael (Ryan McPartlin) were strangers on the same plane, ...

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498541824

Category: Social Science

Page: 558

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Film plays a vital role in the celebration of Christmas. For decades, it has taught audiences about what the celebration of the season looks like – from the decorations to the costumes and to the expected snowy weather – as well as mirrors our own festivities back to us. Films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone have come to play key roles in real-life domestic celebrations: watching such titles has become, for many families, every bit as important as tree-trimming and leaving cookies out for Santa. These films have exported the American take on the holiday far and wide and helped us conjure an image of the perfect holiday. Rather than settling the ‘what is a Christmas film?’ debate – indeed, Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are discussed within – Analyzing Christmas in Film: Santa to the Supernatural focuses on the how Christmas is presented on the deluge of occasions when it appears. While most Christmas films are secular, religion makes many cameos, appearing through Nativity references, storylines involving spiritual rebirth, the framing of Santa as a Christ-like figure and the all-importance of family, be it the Holy family or just those gathered around the dining table. Also explored are popular narratives involving battles with stress and melancholy, single parents and Christmas martyrs, visits from ghosts and angels, big cities and small towns, break-ups and make-ups and the ticking clock of mortality. Nearly 1000 films are analyzed in this volume to determine what the portrayal of Christmas reveals about culture, society and faith as well as sex roles, consumerism, aesthetics and aspiration.

The Christmas Encyclopedia 3d ed

... “The First Christmas Tree: A Story of the Forest” 1834184 The First Christmas: ... Louise 163 The Flight Before Christmas 1844185 The Flight into Egypt ...

Author: William D. Crump

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605739

Category: Religion

Page: 540

View: 707


This considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia (2001) adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas symbols; Christmas plants, place names, and stamps; and celebrations in countries around the world, including the origins of some of the most cherished traditions in the United States. Unique to this work is its emphasis on Christmas as depicted in the popular media, with entries covering literary works such as Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Silver Bells, classic television series such as Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, motion pictures such as Arthur Christmas and Santa Clause 3, and television specials expressing holiday themes.


The Flight Before Christmas By LT Robert F. O'Connor ( Ret . ) and Robert Trotter with apologies to Clement Moore 11 Now listen closely and you shall hear ...



ISBN: MINN:31951P00250666H

Category: Aeronautics


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The naval aviation safety review.

A Christmas in the Alps

A Christmas Novella Melody Carlson. “Okay, so let's not book a direct flight.” Andrea tapped something new into her keyboard. “I saw a great deal that ...

Author: Melody Carlson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493431953

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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After a time of heartache and loss, Simone Winthrop discovers a tantalizing letter from her French great-grandmother, which seems to suggest that she is heir to a family treasure. Ever practical, Simone assumes the claim is baseless, but her best friend encourages her to find out for sure. Despite her deep-rooted fear of flying, Simone boards a jet to travel to Paris at Christmastime to uncover the truth. During the long flight, Simone meets the charming Kyle Larsson, who's on his way to France to become an apprentice clockmaker. Though they abruptly part ways, an unexpected rendezvous in the French Alps at Simone's family's clock factory may lead to the discovery of the family treasure . . . and so much more. For anyone who is wearying of staying home, Melody Carlson invites you to spend Christmas with her in the beautiful French Alps this year. So pull on your mittens, tie your scarf tight, and prepare yourself for a magical mountain holiday.

Phantom in the Sky

A Marine's Back Seat View of the Vietnam War Terry L. Thorsen ... My last flight before Christmas vacation was with Major Noggle. I really was uncomfortable ...

Author: Terry L. Thorsen

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574417623

Category: History

Page: 344

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Phantom in the Sky is the story of a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) in the back seat of the supersonic Phantom jet during the Vietnam War—a unique, tactical perspective of the “guy in back,” or GIB, absent from other published aviation accounts. During the time of Terry L. Thorsen’s service from 1966 to 1970, the RIO played an integral part in enemy aircraft interception and ordnance delivery. In Navy and Marine F-4 Phantom jets, the RIO was a second pair of eyes for the pilot, in charge of communications and navigation, and great to have during emergencies. Thorsen endured the tough Platoon Leaders Course at Quantico and barely earned a commission. He underwent aviation and intercept training while suffering airsickness issues—and still earned his wings. Thorsen joined the oldest and most decorated squadron in the Marine Corps, the VMFA-232 Red Devils in southern California, as it prepared for deployment to Vietnam. In combat, Thorsen felt angst when he saw the sky darken around him from anti-aircraft artillery explosions high above the Ho Chi Minh Trail. On his first close air support mission in support of ground troops (the majority of his Marine aviation missions), he witnessed tracers whiz by his canopy. On one harrowing sortie, he and his pilot purposely became the target to save an Army unit battling an enemy just a hundred feet away. On secret missions with secret weapons, they dove at anti-aircraft artillery muzzle flashes and flew as a low as fifty feet off the deck during close air support sorties, "scraping" the napalm off their plane. For one mission a friend survived a crash landing, but a training instructor vanished without a trace.

The MAC Flyer

... Jun 17 Jun 21 Jul 22 Oct 20 Nov 8 Touch'n Go USA o I know it's a land drop ... Someone's Always Watching Unanticipated Yaw The Flight Before Christmas ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112075638939

Category: Aeronautics, Military


View: 408


Happy Holidays Animated

A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's ... Valerie 10 “Flicker Saves Christmas” 126 The Flight before Christmas 106, ...

Author: William D. Crump

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476672939

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 418

View: 198


Since the early 20th century, animated Christmas cartoons have brightened the holiday season around the world—first in theaters, then on television. From devotional portrayals of the Nativity to Santa battling villains and monsters, this encyclopedia catalogs more than 1,800 international Christmas-themed cartoons and others with year-end themes of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year. Explore beloved television specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, theatrical shorts such as Santa’s Workshop, holiday episodes from animated television series like American Dad! and The Simpsons, feature films like The Nutcracker Prince and obscure productions such as The Insects’ Christmas, along with numerous adaptations and parodies of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Twas the Night before Christmas.

The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood

Luke's parents are coming for Christmas dinner, and I've got shitloads to do, so—' 'But when am I going to see Ollie?' I blurt it. I sound desperate, if I'm ...

Author: Susan Elliot Wright

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471134555

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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‘Dark and compelling, a slow-motion collapse; I read it in 24 hours with my heart in my mouth. So good!’ Julie Cohen, author of Together ‘Dark, tragic … at once heartbreaking and compelling’ Daily Express ‘As heart-breaking as it is captivating, [...] you’re left with no choice but to put life on hold while you race to the end’ Woman and Home Cornelia Blackwood lives a quiet life. When she goes to the corner shop to buy milk, people whisper behind her back. Her one constant, her rock, is her husband. But when he doesn't come home from a work conference, she is left alone to try to pick up the pieces. And before long, the secret he has hidden from her for all these years is laid bare. Everyone knows what Cornelia did all those years ago. But no one knows what she will do next. From a supremely talented storyteller, The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood is a powerful novel of motherhood, loss and loneliness and how we can make damaging choices when pushed to our emotional edge. ‘A searing portrait of motherhood, mental health and profound loss’ heat ‘A captivating, deeply affecting read’ - Fabulous ‘A deeply moving novel’ – Woman’s Weekly ‘A powerful, compelling and emotional rollercoaster of a novel’ Hannah Richell, author of The Peacock Summer ?‘This story of motherhood and secrets handles a difficult subject with skill and sensitivity' Catherine Isaac, author of You Me Everything ‘This heart-wrenching story explores postpartum psychosis with compassion’ Prima ‘A powerful and talented voice' Rachel Hore, author of Last Letter Home 'A brave and moving story about how much can be lost and what happens next' Alison Moore

A Gecko in the Machine

... off the last flight before Christmas. She has been to a wedding in India and it will take her 30 hours to travel from Delhi to Milan to Miami to Exuma.

Author: Michael Heslop

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477246382

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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“A Gecko in the Machine....Postcards from the Bahamas” covers a period from the emigration by the author and his wife with Habu, their German Shepherd dog to their newly built home on the island of Exuma in the Bahamas: it is an affectionate portrait of the subsequent events, places and characters that they have encountered along the way written from a personal perspective. For anyone who has visited the island, this book refreshes memories of the place, the people, the activities, the incredible colour and warmth that pervades everything and above all, highlights the total contrast from home. For the armchair voyager, it will make a highly readable and amusing travel book to curl up with after lunch on a cold, wet day in cooler climes. For anyone seeking to acquire a second home in the sun or even emigrate, it provides a genial picture of what to expect, the good and the frustrating; but one is constantly reminded that the ultimate reward can include an idyllic turquoise sea, a magical sunset, the sighting of a rare sea creature and the peace.

A Flight of Golden Wings

'We've all got a couple of days off for Christmas, so what are you going to do, Gussie?' Ruth asked, as they sat around the kitchen table after a long day's ...

Author: Beryl Matthews

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749018337

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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September, 1938. Britain is at war and Ruth Aspinall, a gifted pilot, is determined to join the Air Transport Auxiliary, an organisation of civilian pilots who ferry aircraft to wherever they're needed. Meanwhile over in America, siblings Jack and Lucy Nelson, both experienced pilots themselves, are keen to join too. After a perilous journey by sea, Jack is soon having his first experience of the London Blitz before being posted to White Waltham, where he quite literally bumps into Ruth and romance soon blossoms. On D-Day, Jack is sent to France to deliver a Spitfire, but he is declared missing in action after his plane fails to arrive. Heartbroken, Ruth must accept that the love of her life may never return . . .

9000 New Scrapbook Titles

A bird's eye view Air male Air ride Air taxi First class Flight fanatic ... yonder T'was the flight before Christmas Uncharted territory Motoring mishap My ...

Author: Kathleen Boyers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557135745

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 174

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9000 NEW SCRAPBOOK TITLES is a huge compilation of new title ideas for your scrapbook pages. There is a wide variety of topics covered in this book, including armed forces, hobbies, home, holidays, family, friends, love, marriage, men, women, teens, kids, pets, school, vacations, and many more. There are also titles for 39 sports and 35 occupations. Many of these titles can also be used as sayings in your own handmade greeting cards. And this is the only title book out there that GUARANTEES that you will always have a new title for your pages. With the purchase of this book comes the opportunity to contact me (the author)if you need a title for a subject that is not covered in my book. Just go to my website, (included on the copyright page of the book) and click on the contact me link. That's right! Just contact me through my website, and as soon as possible, I will respond with some title ideas for your page. So, give it a try. You won't be disappointed!

Christmas Through a Child s Eyes

Merry Christmas,” the flight attendant said, as she passed out refreshments. She flipped her head so everyone could see the cute redandgreen elf cap she ...

Author: Helen Szymanski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440501111

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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The joy of Christmas often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. For many people, fond memories of a childhood Christmas can bring back that special feeling. This book collects tales written by adults remembering their favorite Christmases of the past. This heartwarming collection evokes the true spirit of the season with such stories as: Shared Popcorn: - a young brother and sister realize the meaning of charity and forgo their favorite snack at the movie theater when they choose to buy tickets for two children who lost their money; Grandpa Will’s Gift: - a difficult Christmas during the Depression is made spectacular for a little girl surprised by her grandfather with a horse and sleigh; At the Five and Dime -: a young boy does a good deed for a man in town everyone calls “Grouch Peterson”. With touching stories like these, this book is the perfect gift to rekindle the true magic and wonder of the season.